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MOTAT brings the wonder of flight to life

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 11:08 am | MOTAT

It’s all systems go at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) as the Auckland institution prepares to put aviation and aerospace innovation firmly in the spotlight this summer by hosting the blockbuster flight exhibition, Above and Beyond . More >>

Colin, Brad & Greg Announce NZ Show!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 9:43 am | Blackout Music Managment

Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops the popular stars of the Emmy nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway? have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy for one show only at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland. More >>

Three Announces Upcoming Lineup Including Gogglebox NZ

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 4:50 pm | Mediaworks

Three Announces Upcoming Lineup Including Gogglebox NZ And the Rookie A stellar lineup is ahead for Three, with favourite local and international shows returning including the highly anticipated second season of Married At First Sight New Zealand ... More >>

Queer Comedy of Errors

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 4:10 pm | Bats Theatre

Balling. Boffing. Getting laid and making love. Its all sex. And there's so much to say about sex. After its sell-out season at Auckland’s Basement theatre, A Mulled Whine Productions is bringing screwball comedy sensation Mating in Captivity to titillate ... More >>

You’re Pretty Hot… for an Asian! *

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 3:31 pm | Q Theatre

Q Theatre and Proudly Asian Theatre presents ORIENTATION Written and directed by Chye-Ling Huang. Part of MATCHBOX 2018, Q Theatre’s creative development programme. More >>

Celebrate! with the NZSO and The Phoenix Foundation

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 3:00 pm | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins forces with The Phoenix Foundation , one of the country’s most lauded bands, for a remarkable concert experience in August. More >>

Kiwis impress on first day of youth worlds

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 2:20 pm | Yachting New Zealand

The New Zealand sailors made a strong start to the youth sailing world championships in Corpus Christi today with six inside the top 10, including Veerle ten Have who leads the girl's RS:X. More >>

Isaac Theatre Royal Chief Executive Neil Cox Moving On

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 1:49 pm | Isaac Theatre Royal

Neil Cox, the Chief Executive of the Isaac Theatre Royal, has resigned from his position, David Stock, Chair of the Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation has confirmed. More >>

Shawn Mendes Tour

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:55 am | Frontier Touring Company

• 2 RMNZ Platinum and 5 RMNZ Gold singles in New Zealand. • More than 10 million albums and 100 million singles sold. • More than 11 billion song streams and 4 billion YouTube streams to date. • The third youngest solo artist to have three ... More >>

Kapiti Musician Christine White launches her new album

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:35 am | Christine White

When the things that heal us hurt us and the things that hurt us heal us. More >>

ASB funding a custom-made racing wheelchair

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:34 am | ASB Auckland Marathon

To celebrate the inclusion of a wheelchair category in this year’s ASB Auckland marathon, ASB is giving away a custom-built racing wheelchair for one lucky competitor. More >>

Wheelchair Athletes Set to Race Over Harbour Bridge

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:31 am | ASB Auckland Marathon

The ASB Auckland Marathon today announced an exciting new addition to New Zealand’s largest marathon event, with a pilot wheelchair category confirmed for the 2018 edition on October 28. More >>

Skills Active streamlining sign-ups

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:25 am | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation for sport, community recreation, outdoor recreation, exercise, snowsport and the performing arts, has launched a fully electronic enrolment process. More >>

Children’s Commissioner lays down challenges to charity

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:12 am | Life Education Trust

New Zealand’s Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft commended Life Education Trust on their work with children when he attended their national conference in Rotorua over the weekend. More >>

Warriors sell-out beckons by ‘dropping’ a car for charity

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 10:28 am | Vodafone Warriors

The Vodafone Warriors are taking the game to the fans this weekend by dropping the price of a $34,000 Suzuki Vitara Turbo to zero across a 60-second live auction at Mt Smart Stadium – a New Zealand first. More >>

Boston Comes to Howick

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:57 am | Howick Little Theatre

Howick Little Theatre is currently presenting the New Zealand premiere season of the Broadway hit play Good People. More >>

Tash Sultana Announces Supports for July NZ Headline Tour

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:52 am | CRS Management

Tash Sultana has chosen support acts for her four headline shows in New Zealand next week, three of which are long sold out. More >>

$11,000 grant to help build Pauanui-Tairua Trail

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:39 am | Walking Access Commission

The Hikuai District Trust has won an $11,000 grant to help complete stage two of the 25-kilometre Pauanui-Tairua Cycle and Walkway. More >>

Charles Olsen awarded the III Poetry Award in Spain

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:31 am | Charles Olsen

New Zealander Charles Olsen has been awarded the III Poetry Award SxS Antonio Machado, which takes the name of the Spanish writer who lived and worked in the cities of Segovia and Soria in Spain. More >>

Pop-up Globe Announces Most Controversial Season Yet

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:27 am | Pop Up Globe

After performing to an astonishing 450,000 people in just two years, Pop-up Globe -- the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of one of the greatest theatres in history, the second Globe -- announces it’s back this summer with its ... More >>

Etching on aluminium scoops 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize

Monday, 16 July 2018, 7:23 pm | Parkin Drawing Prize

Jacqui Colley from Lower Hutt, has been announced the winner of the 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize sponsored by Chris Parkin, arts patron and philanthropist. More >>

The Doctor is coming…. Back to TVNZ

Monday, 16 July 2018, 6:22 pm | TVNZ

The Doctor is coming…. Back to TVNZ Doctor Who is returning to TVNZ after a 22 year absence. More >>

Three Wins the Night on Wednesday

Monday, 16 July 2018, 3:45 pm | Mediaworks

The Block NZ’s debut week for its seventh season hit stellar heights, reaching a 25.2% average audience share after the first four episodes, compared to 22.3% last year in the key 25-54 demographic. It’s an exciting start to the series which has ... More >>

Kiwi sailors target top finish at youth worlds

Monday, 16 July 2018, 2:59 pm | Yachting New Zealand

It’s often an indicator for future success and this week 14 of this country’s most promising sailors are competing at the youth sailing world championships in the United States. More >>

Lester And Asai Win Again On The Streets Of Bangsaen

Monday, 16 July 2018, 2:06 pm | Jono Lester

Auckland, New Zealand. Kiwi Jono Lester helped his Vattana Motorsport team into the lead of the Thailand Super Series points chase with another victory on the streets of Bangsaen over the weekend, at the annual Bangsaen Grand Prix street race. More >>

The Final Blade - Auckland premiere

Monday, 16 July 2018, 1:26 pm | Willie Ying

Willie Ying is the Kiwi filmmaker and rising international star you’ve never heard of. More >>

Olympic Road Cycling Star Lines up in Pioneer Stage Race

Monday, 16 July 2018, 1:15 pm | The Pioneer

The open women’s category at the 2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race might have found an early favourite, with news that 2017 third place getter Amy Hollamby has convinced multiple Commonwealth Games and World Championships road cycling medalist ... More >>

Formidable France secure second title

Monday, 16 July 2018, 11:11 am | FIFA

• France win their second FIFA World Cup title • Goals from Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe help secure victory • Mario Mandzukic scored at both ends, with Ivan Perisic also on the scoresheet More >>

Fat Freddy's Drop: NEW MUSIC 'Trickle Down' + Summer Shows

Monday, 16 July 2018, 10:23 am | The Label

Getting high on hope, Fat Freddy’s Drop are releasing a brand new single ' Trickle Down' on July 20. Freddy’s annual summer roady around New Zealand in Jan 2019 gets a super-charged tune up with the addition of some incredible tour bus buddies; DJ ... More >>

Counties Manukau Win Top Honours At Oceania Champs

Monday, 16 July 2018, 10:18 am | ITF Taekwon-Do New Zealand

Counties Manuaku continued their domination of the national ITF Taekwon-Do with their fourth title in a row and eighthin 10 years as they won the best overall region at the Oceania Championships in Wellington over the weekend. As a team Counties Manukau ... More >>

Rob Brydon: 'I Am Standing Up

Monday, 16 July 2018, 10:04 am | Live Nation

ROB BRYDON , charming Welshman and cult comedy television superstar from hits The Trip , Gavin and Stacey and Would I Lie To You? , is bringing his brand new live show, I Am Standing Up , to New Zealand in April 2019. More >>

Solo Tramping Fatality Highlights Risks

Monday, 16 July 2018, 9:52 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) CEO Mike Daisley said the recent death of a tramper in the Nelson Lakes region is a tragic reminder of the extra risks of solo tramping. More >>

Rd 14 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership match reports

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 3:24 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Rd 14 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership match reports Northcote 36 Pt Chevalier 12 A James Waterson hat-trick and a playmaking masterclass from Thomas Connick lifted Northcote to a big victory over second-placed Pt Chevalier. Up 18-4 at the break, ... More >>

HP48Hours: And the Winner is...

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 2:57 pm | HP48HOURS

HP48Hours: And the Winner is... At our glittering celebration of cinema at The Civic, Auckland, we are thrilled to present the 2018 Grand National Champion Award to Chillybox (Auckland) for PepTok, a Technological Thriller about a woman living with an earpiece ... More >>

Jones and Saunders win silver at Nacra 17

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 12:28 pm | Yachting New Nealand

Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders will head to the upcoming world sailing championships full of confidence after finishing second at the Nacra 17 European championships in Poland overnight (NZ time). More >>

Les Misérables Announced for Auckland

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 12:27 pm | Auckland Music Theatre

Seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and after an absence of 20 years in Auckland, we’re celebrating Bastille Day by announcing the acclaimed musical phenomenon Les Misérables is returning to the city in November 2019 More >>

Heroes supporting Heroes via Dance Party Fundraiser

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 10:55 am | Heroes Rugby

Heroes supporting Heroes via Dance Party Fundraiser What: Show us your Hero! A drag and strip* show, dance party fundraiser When: 10th of August 2018 from 9:00 p.m. Where: Sixty6 on Peterborough, Christchurch Central Who: Christchurch FC – LGBTI ... More >>

Not Given Lightly: Flying Nun Entrusts Tapes to ATL

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 10:52 am | Flying Nun Foundation

The Flying Nun Foundation (FNF) has welcomed today’s announcement that Flying Nun Records and the Alexander Turnbull Library have begun a major project to preserve the label’s collection of master tapes and archival recordings. More >>

Flying Nun lands in 100 year old Alexander Turnbull Library

Friday, 13 July 2018, 1:16 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Media release 13 July 2018 Flying Nun lands in 100 year old Alexander Turnbull Library More >>

Student films nominated for Comic-Con International awards

Friday, 13 July 2018, 12:59 pm | Media Design School

Three short films made by Auckland’s Media Design School (MDS) students are shortlisted for awards at the world famous Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, to be held in San Diego from 19–23 July. More >>

Dr Michio Kaku - the Future of Humanity

Friday, 13 July 2018, 11:40 am | Loop Media Ltd

Dr Michio Kaku, the co-founder of String Theory, famed futurist, and award-winning documentary presenter, will be joining This Is 42 and Loop to tour New Zealand later this year. More >>

World Champions To Compete In Oceania Champs In Wellington

Friday, 13 July 2018, 11:05 am | International Taekwon-Do New Zealand

Wellington hasn’t seen the likes of it since it hosted the world champs in 2011, but Taekwon-Do NZ is back in the capital and is stronger and bigger than ever. This weekend close to 400 martial arts athletes descend on Wellington for the 9th Oceania ... More >>

New Junior Black Fins team captains

Friday, 13 July 2018, 10:35 am | Surf Life Saving

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is pleased to announce the Junior Black Fins team captains for the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships (LWC), held this November at Glenelg Beach in Adelaide. More >>

Kiwi Hero Duncan Ready for the Final Push

Friday, 13 July 2018, 10:09 am | Bikesport NZ

JULY 13, 2018: New Zealand's Courtney Duncan is perhaps just four races away from winning the Women’s Motocross World Championships (WMX) title this season. More >>

Maori Television partners with LPL

Friday, 13 July 2018, 10:08 am | LPL

Maori Television partners with LPL to present: The NBA 2K18 1 on 1 NZ Championship More >>

MADIBA the Musical -- A celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life

Friday, 13 July 2018, 9:34 am | Sandra Roberts

Revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela – known by his tribe as Madiba – would have been 100 this month. In celebration of his birthday and his legacy, a compelling new stage show Madiba the Musical - a Celebration of Nelson Mandela is today announced ... More >>

NZ 16s comeback to beat Toa Resident 16s 24-10

Friday, 13 July 2018, 9:26 am | New Zealand Rugby League

The New Zealand 16s come back from a 6-2 deficit at halftime to beat the Toa Resident 16s, 24-10. More >>

Auckland crowned 2018 Netball NZ U19 Champs

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 4:47 pm | Netball New Zealand

Auckland has won their first Netball NZ U19 Champs title in five years expelling the disappointments of just 12 months ago. More >>

Twenty One Pilots Return with Two New Tracks

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 12:45 pm | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (July 12, 2018) - Twenty One Pilots have shared two new tracks – “ Jumpsuit ” & “ Nico And The Niners ” – which are available today at all DSPs and streaming services . “Jumpsuit” is joined by an official music ... More >>

Qualification for the magic-makers of performing arts

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 11:45 am | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation for performing arts, has launched a foundation qualification for the people who make magic happen and bring events and performances to life. More >>

ASB getting customers up close with 5 Seconds of Summer

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 10:08 am | ASB Bank

ASB is giving ten lucky Kiwis the chance to meet one of the biggest musical groups in the world, 5 Seconds of Summer. More >>

Bay Dreams brings twice the magic in 2019!

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:34 am | NikNak Media

Line-up includes Tash Sultana, Shapeshifter, Sticky Fingers, Peking Duk (Live) , $uicideboy$, Macky Gee, Pnau, Katchafire and many more More >>

Stratford scores big at Great Yorkshire Show

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:21 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Invercargill shearer Nathan Stratford has scored the first win of the CP Wool New Zealand Shearing team UK Tour with a classy victory at one of the biggest shows in England. More >>

Māori and Moriori ancestral remains offered respect

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:19 am | Te Papa

On Friday 13 July, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa will hold a pōwhiri (welcome) to mark the return home of 17 Māori and Moriori ancestral remains from the United States of America and Germany. More >>

APRA Silver Scroll Awards – 2018 Top 20

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:14 am | APRA

APRA Silver Scroll Awards – 2018 Top 20 · A Woman’s Pain , written and performed by Tami Neilson · Alright, written by Sam de Jong and Cynthia Nabozny, performed by Cyn · Aztechknowledgey , written and performed by Troy Kingi · Black Crow , ... More >>

Pulse defeated Tactix 47-36

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:12 am | Netball NZ

In the face of an unrelenting challenge, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse showed their class in the run home to clinch a 47-36 win over the Silvermoon Tactix in Christchurch tonight. More >>

Hidden Masterton mural in public eye again

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 5:27 pm | Massey University

A Massey University researcher’s quest to preserve the work of artist and craftsman E. Mervyn Taylor reaches another milestone this week when a recently-revealed mural, at the site of the former Masterton Post Office, will be the focus of a talk and ... More >>

McGrath and Hurring Complete Auckland Darts Masters Field

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 5:13 pm | Auckland Darts Masters

MARK McGRATH and John Hurring secured their places at the Auckland Darts Masters, presented by TAB & Burger King, next month after winning through Tuesday's final qualifiers in Invercargill. More >>

Māori and Moriori ancestral remains offered respect

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 4:30 pm | Te Papa

On Friday 13 July, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa will hold a pōwhiri (welcome) to mark the return home of 17 Māori and Moriori ancestral remains from the United States of America and Germany. More >>

Christchurch United claims top prize

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 3:02 pm | Christchurch International Cup

The first part of the Christchurch International Cup produced some of the best youth football seen in Canterbury with Christchurch United claiming the under-13 trophy on its home turf. More >>



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